Grokzone | Fresh News Headlines - Saturday 19th August 2017
  • The Slippery Slopes of Iceland

    The Slippery Slopes of Iceland

    James Freeman, Wall Street JournalA CBS News report triggers an inspiring response.
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:53pm -
  • U.S. Can Win Trade War With China, But It Shouldn't Try

    U.S. Can Win Trade War With China, But It Shouldn't Try

    Ian Bremmer, TimePresident Donald Trump was ready to wage war in Asia this week — but not against North Korea and not with conventional weapons. Instead, it was China at risk and of a trade war. The White House had repeatedly warned that the Middle…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:53pm -
  • Countering Chinese Mercantilism

    Countering Chinese Mercantilism

    David Adler, City JournalWe seemed better able to manage these problems in the past. The 1985 Plaza Accords, for example, which involved the five largest industrial countries, represented a coordinated intervention undertaken by Ronald Reagan’s Tre…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:52pm -
  • Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize the War in Afghanistan

    Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize the War in Afghanistan

    Rosie Gray, The AtlanticErik Prince thinks he can turn around the war in Afghanistan, and he’s got a PowerPoint deck to explain the whole thing. The Blackwater founder brought it with him to the Corner Bakery on North Capitol Street in Washington l…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:52pm -
  • In His Inartful Way, Trump Was Absolutely Right

    In His Inartful Way, Trump Was Absolutely Right

    Dov Fischer, The American SpectatorI just did something fascinating. I just watched the President’s entire 14-minute impromptu news conference at Trump Tower on Monday that sparked all the latest barrage of anti-Trump screeds from the left media th…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:51pm -
  • Trump's Tangle of Rhetorical Inadequacy

    Trump's Tangle of Rhetorical Inadequacy

    Peggy Noonan, Wall Street JournalA gifted leader might make the case for building more statues rather than tearing down the ones we have.
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:50pm -
  • Steve Bannon's Fantasy, Donald Trump's Reality

    Steve Bannon's Fantasy, Donald Trump's Reality

    Ben Smith, BuzzfeedPerhaps the only surprising thing about Steve Bannon’s self-immolation is who he handed the match to: a bearded liberal editor he’d never met named Robert Kuttner.
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:43pm -
  • Why Bannon's Time Is Up

    Why Bannon's Time Is Up

    Roger Stone, The Daily CallerSteven K. Bannon, the swashbuckling former Goldman Sachs banker and press baron of Breitbart news who calls himself Chief Strategist of Trump's historic campaign, is in deep trouble within the
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:38pm -
  • Resistance Isn't Futile: Six Ways Trump Can Be Contained

    Resistance Isn't Futile: Six Ways Trump Can Be Contained

    Jonathan Alter, Daily BeastIn 1946, George F. Kennan, a 42-year-old deputy chief of mission in Moscow, sent Washington a classified cable that came to be known as “the Long Telegram.” There and in a later article in Foreign Affairs magazine under…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:37pm -
  • The 'Resistance' Goes Lower

    The 'Resistance' Goes Lower

    Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street JournalGreen groups are attacking staffers merely for working in Trump’s government.
    - 14 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Bannon Out at White House After Turbulent Run

    Bannon Out at White House After Turbulent Run

    Maggie Haberman, New York TimesMr. Bannon, President Trump's chief strategist, had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president's family.
    - 14 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Delaney, a 'Different Kind of Dem,' Sets Sights on WH

    Delaney, a 'Different Kind of Dem,' Sets Sights on WH

    Rebecca Berg, RealClearPoliticsIt might sound counterintuitive that Democrats, looking to defeat President Trump in 2020, would turn to an ultra-wealthy former businessman who supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warns against vilifying banks, and…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:13am -
  • At the Orgy of Self-Righteousness

    At the Orgy of Self-Righteousness

    George Neumayr, The American SpectatorOut of this week’s orgy of self-righteousness has come toppled statues in the South, a vandalized Lincoln Memorial in the North, a Democratic state senator in the Midwest calling for the assassination of Presid…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:12am -
  • Donald Trump's Crisis of Legitimacy

    Donald Trump's Crisis of Legitimacy

    John Cassidy, The New YorkerThrough pigheadedness, or prejudice, or both, Trump has moved onto political ground that makes it virtually impossible for others to coöperate with him.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:12am -
  • Trump Is More In Touch Than You Think

    Trump Is More In Touch Than You Think

    Rod Dreher, The American ConservativeRevealing post-Charlottesville poll paints different picture than media portray
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:12am -
  • I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

    I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

    Julius Krein, New York TimesI supported the president in dozens of articles, radio and TV appearances. I won't do it any longer.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:10am -
  • Media Working Overtime to Prove Trump Is a Racist

    Media Working Overtime to Prove Trump Is a Racist

    Pete Kasperowicz, ExaminerFive days after the violence in Charlottesville, major magazines were declaring the president a racist. Or at least they were suggesting it...
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:08am -
  • White Americans Have to Make a Choice

    White Americans Have to Make a Choice

    Jamelle Bouie, SlateThe fight over Confederate monuments is a fight over who this country is for. And only white Americans can end it.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:08am -
  • Fighting Nazis Doesn't Make 'Antifa' the Good Guys

    Fighting Nazis Doesn't Make 'Antifa' the Good Guys

    Jonah Goldberg, New York PostFighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn't necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josâ?¦
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:08am -
  • 'Antifa' Growing as Force on the Left

    'Antifa' Growing as Force on the Left

    Fuller, Feuer & Kovaleski, New York TimesRecent events in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, have brought new attention to a coalition of radicals unafraid to scuffle with right-wing extremists.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:02am -
  • Why Not Put Truth on a Pedestal?

    Why Not Put Truth on a Pedestal?

    Dave Shiflett, Wall Street JournalI’m a descendant of a soldier who served under Gen. Robert E. Lee and a resident of the Richmond metro area, where one can take very few paces without bumping into a reminder of the Confederate past.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Speech in America Is Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

    Speech in America Is Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

    Richard Hasen, Los Angeles TimesSome shifts in 1st Amendment doctrine seem desirable to assist citizens in ascertaining the truth.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:59am -
  • America's Second Civil War

    America's Second Civil War

    Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:59am -
  • GOP Leaders Must Overcome Timidity and Denounce Trump

    GOP Leaders Must Overcome Timidity and Denounce Trump

    Eugene Robinson, WPWASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has dropped all pretense and proudly raised the banner of white racial grievance. The time has come for Republicans in Congress to decide whether this is what they signed up for.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:59am -
  • Democrats Search for Another Lost Cause

    Democrats Search for Another Lost Cause

    Wesley Pruden, Washington TimesUnion scouts have already discovered Robert E. Lee at the gates of the city, lining up the gallant Pelham's artillery to fire the opening round, and Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart are expected to arrive on a night tra…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:58am -
  • Confederate Monuments Must Go Immediately

    Confederate Monuments Must Go Immediately

    Maria Svart, USA TodayOur strength as a people is our diversity and shared desire to build strong communities helping us thrive and live with dignity.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:57am -
  • Barcelona Attack: Why the War on Terror Is Far From Over

    Barcelona Attack: Why the War on Terror Is Far From Over

    Harry Kazianis, FOX NewsWhile President Obama might have retired the phrase back in 2009, the War on Terrorâ??and the war against America has truly never ended.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:56am -
  • The White Van Has Become Terrorists' Guided Missile

    The White Van Has Become Terrorists' Guided Missile

    Simon Jenkins, The GuardianEurope has endured seven acts of vehicle terrorism in the past year, and the Barcelona killer was apparently able just to walk away. What on earth can be done?
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:55am -
  • GOP Victories Driven by Geographic Realities, Not Schemes

    - 20 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:59am -
  • Attorney General Sessions, Pot Prohibition Is So 2011

    - 20 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:59am -
  • Lessons Europe Needs to Learn After Barcelona

    - 20 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:59am -
  • Terror Strikes in Barcelona

    - 20 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 5:59am -